The Canadian baritone, David Roth, is a graduate of the vocal performance programme at the University of Toronto, where he studied under the direction of Patricia Kern. He is the recipient of several academic awards offered by the Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Arts and Science.
David Roth has worked as a freelance classical musician since January 2008. He is a lyric baritone with a firm background in operatic and concert repertoire. A veteran performer, he has sung in Canada, the USA, The UK, and Germany as both soloist and chamber musician with such organizations as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque OrchestrA & Chamber Choir, and Toronto Masque Theatre. He has appeared as a featured soloist with Tafelmusik in several programmes, most recently in George Frideric Handel's Saul, the programme London and Rome, A French Baroque Christmas, Bach in Leipzig and the 30th anniversary celebration. Other notable performances include solo engagements with the Durham County Chamber Choir in performance of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem and the Kitchener Symphony Orchestra in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins.
Some of David Roth's operatic roles include Polyphemus in G.F. Handel's Acis and Galatea at the Toronto Fringe festival, Olin Blitch in Floyd's Susannah, Lindorff and Dr. Miracle in Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann at the Halifax Summer Opera workshop, Priest of Jupiter in G.F. Handel's Hercules with Tafelmusik, Figaro in W.A. Mozart;s Le Nozze di Figaro, with Lyric opera studio Weimar and Don Alsfonso in W.A. Mozart;s Cosi fan tutte with Theater Rudolstadt.
David Roth has recently appeared in recital with the Aldeburgh connection at the Bayfield festival of song and in concert with I Furiosi and looks forward to engagements this coming season (20124-2015) with Tafelmusik, The Toronto Consort, Les Violons du Roy (Director: Bernard Labadie), Maritime Concert Opera. and many others.